The Department of Neurosurgery offers five areas of further specialization: Neuroendovascular, Neuro-Oncology, Pediatrics, Skull Base, and Spine. These fellowships are CAST (Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training of the Society of Neurological Surgery) approved.
The fellowship in neuroendovascular surgery will accept one fellow per year of training. The fellowship training program will be two years in length. The University of Utah Hospital will function as the primary teaching center with the Intermountain Medical Center as a secondary site.
Our fellowship is a one-year program in clinical neuro-oncology with the possibility of a second research year designed to provide you with excellent clinical training and experience in basic and/or clinic investigation, leading to eligibility to sit for the UCNS Board exams. We have one fellow per year. The program consists of clinical rotations and research education and training, enhanced with a structured didactic program. There is sufficient flexibility to allow for fellows to structure their experience to achieve their career goals.
The pediatric neurosurgery fellowship consists of a 12-month clinical rotation at Primary Children's Hospital. With four attending pediatric neurosurgeons, the neurosurgical service is active and includes exposure to a broad range of pathology. Approximately 1,000 pediatric neurosurgical cases are performed each year.
The skull base fellow is appointed for one to two years. The fellow will participate in the clinical diagnosis, pre-operative assessment, intraoperative participation, and postoperative management of patients with skull base lesions including complex tumors at the base of the skull, complex aneurysms located at the cranial base, and head and neck cancer (along with the ENT division of the Department of Surgery).
The Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship is a one year program which provides a complete experience in spine and spinal cord surgery. We emphasize clinical experience of complex spinal cases complemented by high-level research and teaching of residents and medical students. Subspecialty program exposure includes complex cervical spine disorders, spinal deformity surgery including scoliosis, spinal oncology including radiosurgery, and degenerative spine disease.